Afternoon Routines | Ep 3

   .  .    In Episode 3 of Life Skills 4 Kids, Lisa Hughes, Founder, Director and one of the Senior Clinicians of Occupation Therapy Helping Children joins me today as we chat about afternoon routines with kids, especially those that are in or just starting school, the anxieties they experience and how to help them

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How to Spot Trichotillomania in the Classroom

How to Spot Trichotillomania in the Classroom LS4K

  Trichotillomania has always been a secretive thing, leading health professionals to believe for many years that it was extremely rare. But in recent years, researchers have discovered that it’s actually a common problem that affects up to 2% of the population(1). Children and young people are no exception; trichotillomania commonly begins between the ages

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Why Sensory-Friendly Classrooms are a Must for Children with SPD and Autism

Why Sensory-Friendly Classrooms are a Must for Children with SPD and Autism LS4K

Teachers, childcare workers and other professionals have long known that some children cannot tolerate experiences that other children don’t even notice. Certain sounds, a noisy environment, some visual elements or even being touched can trigger a meltdown that is exhausting for everyone. In addition, a child that is constantly triggered by various sensory experiences is

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Eat Well When You’re Anxious

Eat Well When You're Anxious LS4K

  If you have  had a bad start  to your day or things have gone wrong during the week, you may be familiar with the symptoms of anxiety creeping up on you. You might feel tight in the chest or experience a panicky feeling. Or you might feel scared, tense or irritated; anxiety manifests itself in lots

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